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Ticket To Abroad
Travel agent, accomplices dupe youths of Rs 1 crore
Raikot, July 12
In one of the biggest emigration frauds reported in recent times, a gang led by a Delhi-based travel agent and a ‘Godman’ has duped 50-odd youths of the state of over Rs 1 crore on the pretext of sending them abroad. Most of the youths were of Raikot town.

Poor students still can’t get admissions
Ludhiana, July 12
The tall claims of the state government to provide free education to the poor and needy have fallen flat. Contrary to the claims made recently by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a college convocation here of imparting free education to deserving students, including rural (10 per cent), about 10 meritorious students failed to get admission at the local SCD Government College due to shortage of finances.


Sonu just a few minutes before his death. Gifting cellphone to friend cost him his life
Ludhiana, July 12
Gifting a cellphone to a childhood female friend allegedly cost a married man of local Beantpura his life. The man committed suicide after a tiff over the issue with the parents of the girl living in the neighbourhood.

Sonu just a few minutes before his death. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Docs’ prescriptions cost dear to patients
Ludhiana, July 12
With doctors prescribing high-priced medicines, ignoring the economical range, the cost of treatment has shown a steep increase during the past one decade.


Vegetable prices zoom up
Ludhiana, July 12
Vegetable prices continued to sore this week as well with most items recording 10 per cent to 40 per cent increase. Vegetable sellers attributed the rising trend to shortage in supplies. The existing stocks, too, were getting destroyed that had further contributed to rising prices, they added.

Contractors at loggerheads over stubble picking
Khamanon, July 12
Picking up of the paddy stubble from the local Grain Market has taken an ugly turn with a Naib Tehsildar, two contractors and the police at loggerheads over the issue.

Lions Club elect new executive
Ludhiana, July 12
Lions Club (vegetarian), Ludhiana, elected its new executive in a special function yesterday. Dr Jasbir Singh Bawa was elected club president for the year 2008-09.

Hike interest rate
Inflation has touched 11.89 per cent. With no respite from the rising crude oil prices, inflation may rise further and touch 14 to 14.5 per cent, as per Assoc ham Eco Pulse (AEP) study.


One injured in firing
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 12
Two motorcyclists today fired with a revolver to snatch a cash bag from Keemati Lal, but Vijay Kumar (36) was hit a bullet on the leg.

Minor raped
Jagraon, July 12
A minor was raped by Taran Kumar, alias Tarni of Acharwal. The Raikot police has registered a case under Sections 376, 366A, 323 of the IPC following a complaint by the victim’s mother.


Members of the Computer Teachers’ Union block traffic at Bharat Nagar Chowk during a protest in Ludhiana on Saturday. 300 teachers stage dharna
Want govt to recruit them as permanent staff
Ludhiana, July 12
Braving rain, at least 300 computer teachers representing the Computer Teachers’ Union (Contractual), Punjab, staged a dharna at the Bharat Nagar Chowk and blocked the traffic for more than two hours.

Members of the Computer Teachers’ Union block traffic at Bharat Nagar Chowk during a protest in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Fatehgarh Sahib deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Singla gives a certificate to a physically challenged child in Amloh on Friday. 100 special kids given certificates
Amloh, July 12
Under the Sarv Sikhya Abhyan launched by director general, education, Kishan Kumar to issue certificates to physically and mentally challenged children which would help them stand on their feet, a camp was organised at Government Senior Secondary School (boys) here on Friday.

Fatehgarh Sahib deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Singla gives a certificate to a physically challenged child in Amloh on Friday. Photo: Bhushan Sood

Alumni assn honours Dr Katyal
Ludhiana, July 12
Executive members of the Alumni Association of College of Agriculture at PAU met today to discuss the plans and programmes of the association. An alumnus of the college Dr J.C. Katyal, VC of CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, was the chief guest while PAU VC Dr Manjit Singh Kang presided over the function.

Entrepreneurship training course concludes
Ludhiana, July 12
A training course on ‘Entrepreneurship Development in Agricultural Mechanisation’ that was organised from July 2-11 concluded at Punjab Agricultural University yesterday.

‘Electronic Combat’ at LCET
Doraha, July 12
In order to test the confidence, presence of mind, alertness, imagination, communication skills, retention and other similar traits of BTech I students, Aztec Club of the department of electronics and communication engineering of Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology organised ‘Electronic Combat’ today on the campus.

Biotech most preferred subject at PAU
Ludhiana, July 12
There was a great enthusiasm among students and entrepreneurs in terms of admission and training in School of Agricultural Biotechnology at PAU, said Dr S.S. Gosal, head of the school. Gosal informed that the training was imparted in biotechnology to more than 450 candidates during the last four years. The candidates came from various institutions located in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, UP, Delhi, Maharashtra and Bihar.

Seminar on child psychology
Ludhiana, July 12
A two-day seminar on child psychology was held at DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extension.

Sapna wins drawing contest
Ludhiana, July 12
An art competition was organised at Alpine International Senior Secondary School here today. It gave an opportunity to the students for displaying their talent in drawing and painting. Students also put portraits, posters and illustrations drawn by them on display.

DIET observes Population Day
Jagraon, July 12
On the occasion of the World Population Day, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Jagraon, organised inter-house competitions to spread awareness regarding explosion of population, under the guidelines of State Institute of Science Education, Punjab, Chandigarh.

Dairy training from tomorrow
Ludhiana, July 12
A 10-day dairy training course will be organised from July 14 to 25 at Animal Science Building by department of veterinary and animal husbandry at GADVASU.



200 attend weight-loss, diabetes-cure camp
Ludhiana, July 12
While there are no obesity statistics in India, UNICEF and WHO, in a study conducted in 1999 in north India, found that one in every three men in the middle and elite segments and one in two women were obese.


Ludhiana to host T20 cricket tourney
Ludhiana, July 12
The Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Association (LDTTA) will organise Punjab State Inter District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament (Under-16) for Shaheed Udham Singh Trophy here from July 15 to 21.



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